Past Event

Dialogue Across Difference: Migration & Climate

February 16, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online Event

Impacts from climate change contribute to global human migration patterns, raising critical questions for scientists across a range of disciplines. This panel will bring together experts from architecture, anthropology, political science, and engineering to consider past, present, and future drivers of climate migration. It will explore why the impacts associated with displacement differ across geographies and identities, as well as how we might understand the role of migration in broader efforts to adapt to climate change.

Dr. Lisa Dale, Lecturer in the Discipline of Climate; Co-Director of the MA in Climate and Society (moderator)


  • Dr. Kristina Douglass, Associate Professor of Climate

  • Dr. Kate Orff, Professor of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and of Climate; Director of the MS Arch & Urban Design Prog in the Faculty of Arch Planning & Preservation & of Climate; Director of the Center for Resilient Cities & Landscapes in the Faculty of Arch, Planning & Preservation

  • Dr Pierre Gentine, Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and of Climate; Director, Science and Technology

This event is part of the Dialogue Across Difference Initiative (DxD), designed to foster a resilient and inclusive community of learners among students, faculty, and staff and to engage with diverse perspectives and navigate challenging conversations with a shared commitment to mutual understanding and respect.

Contact Information

Columbia Climate School